Global Missions Blog

Say a Prayer, Send a Note (I)

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

7/10/2012

"Say a Prayer, Send a Note" is an initiative of the Office of Global Missions that seeks to encourage churches and individuals across the Florida Conference to support our missionaries by praying for them and by sending notes of appreciation for their service.


Team from Harvest UMC visits East Angola

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

7/3/2012

A team of eight people from Harvest United Methodist Church traveled to East Angola in June 2012 in support of the East Angola-Florida Conference Partnership. The team, led by Vaughan Harshman, were awed by Leonardo and Cleivy Garcia, the missionary couple that hosted them in Quessua.


Update on the Garcia's ministry in East Angola

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

6/11/2012

It's been a while since I last posted news about our missionaries Leonardo and Cleivy Garcia, serving in Angola. So much has happened in the last few months in their lives, a mixture of successes and difficult challenges, but in all God continues to glorify His name through their ministry.


Haiti mission trip opportunity

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

6/7/2012

A team of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, sponsored by the Florida Conference, is being organized to complete the construction of a 3-part sanitation project in a refugee zone in the Northern Region of Haiti. The UMVIM team will be working alongside the Haitian Methodists and local Haitian carpenters, masons and interpreters.


East Angola luncheon to honor Melba Whitaker

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

5/30/2012

A Luncheon offered by the East Angola/Florida Partnership will be held at the Annual Conference event, on June 14, Noon-1:30PM. During that time we will honor Melba Whitaker for her role in the ministry with East Angola.


Left my heart in Haiti

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

5/24/2012

Rachel Michelle deBos is a young adult missionary through the US-2 program of the General Board of Global Ministries. She is assigned to Project HEAL, a part of the South Florida Urban Ministry, related to the Florida Conference. Recently Rachel visited Haiti as part of an UMVIM team sponsored by the Florida Global Missions. Read here about her transforming experience.


A vertical garden

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

5/16/2012

Recently, missionaries Britt and Alison Gilmore visited Florida. Now that they are back at the East Belfast Mission in Northern Ireland, Britt shares with us this exciting story.


Life is Like a Cherry Blossom

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

4/25/2012

"...And pray that our lives, actions and words will share the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ to those around us in Japan..." asks Florida missionary Jonathan McCurley in his latest blog post. As you join Jonathan in prayer, remember: "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:16


Meeting our missionaries - Alison Gilmore

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

4/14/2012

Missionary Alison Gilmore will be commissioned in Tampa, FL, on April 29. Alison and her husband Britt Gilmore, a clergy member of the Florida Conference, currently serve at the East Belfast Mission in Northern Ireland. Alison works as a counselor in one of the mission's ministries, a counseling center that seeks to offer emotional healing resulting from years of conflict in the area.


Luisa Gets a New Home - The Ingrid's Village Advance Special

Global Missions Blog

Icel Rodriguez

4/2/2012

In the spring of 2007 Tom and Ingrid Jones decided to visit a child they sponsored at a Christian school in Sosua, Dominican Republic(DR). After traveling to the DR, Tom and Ingrid met with Luisa Colon and her family. While visiting in the family home, which was a ranshackled wooden hut, the Jones' felt a "nudge" from God that they should help reconstruct the house.


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